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Lindsey Graham's 'Bankruptcy' Trifecta

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In dismissing the administration's offer to resolve the so-called "fiscal cliff," Sen. Graham referred to the "imminent bankruptcy" of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

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Jim Phillips (3257)
Monday December 10, 2012, 6:37 pm
Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Dec. 2, 2012

Regarding his interview,

The Pinocchio Test

We acknowledge that serious financial challenges face Social Security and Medicare as the baby-boom generation begins to retire in full force, putting additional pressure on the federal budget. But we have previously given lawmakers Two Pinocchios for claiming that Medicare was going broke, warning that the facts do not justify such rhetoric.

In this case we are going to bump Graham up to Three Pinocchios. Not only did he repeat the error of treating all of Medicare as one entity, but he did the same with Social Security. Moreover, his reference to Medicaid makes little sense, even if one has very expansive definitions of the words “bankruptcy” and “imminent.”

Three Pinocchios

As i have said in the past, we need to cut the military budget by 50%. Remember, during bushy's 8 years at the helm, the military budget doubled.

Here is an example of "high" costs: The Drone


— the cost, per drone, of 10 MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft the Air Force announced Monday that it is buying. Drones are a lot of things, but cheap ain’t necessarily one of them.

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Graham may not understand this fact at all: Social Security is NOT part of the federal budget.

Ty, Carrie.

Jason S (50)
Monday December 10, 2012, 6:54 pm
Good posting, thanks

Roseann d (178)
Monday December 10, 2012, 7:23 pm
Well, the thing is Lindsey...your party has taught us to never trust your word because your SuperPac ads were packed with easily refuted lies. Your brand is wreckage and your credibility is shot... With good reason.

. (0)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 6:08 am
Where and when does it all end?

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 2:54 pm
Lindsey, the big gun of disinfo drama. Corrupt to the bone.

Greg K (1)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 3:29 pm
Graham is running for the primary in the party of lunatics. If he has to destroy the nation to win that is no problem to him. The media should not enable him, but they can't stop themselves and their ownners don't want them to.

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 5:10 pm
Noted. In fact, the Federal Reserve borrowed billions from the Social Security Trust Fund to pay for Dumbya's 2 wars....and I don't think they've paid all this money back yet. Ah, yes, Jim--those dastardly expensive drones. Seems like The Powers That Be would rather spend money buying them to destroy human lives, while also destroying lives by removing our crucial safety net. Just the sight of Grahams' face makes me want to puke.

Dorothy N (63)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 3:14 am
Funny, Lois Jordan and I had identical reactions to Graham's face... and to the garbage he spewed.

Funny, he's not worried about the very real potential debt-increasing/bankruptcy-related issues already caused by Republican obstructionism lowering the credit rating of the United States and raising interest payments, or about those related to the wealthy not paying their fair share of taxes...

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 9:50 am
They are all on the fox team of fear and Islamophobia. This is NOT america. It's a nazi state.
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